Saturday, April 27, 2019

Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple, Besant Nagar, Chennai

Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple, Besant Nagar, Chennai
Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, located in Besant Nagar in the City of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Temple is situated just opposite the Besant Nagar Bus Depot. The specialty of the temple is Ganapathy Homam is being conducted every day.

The first Kumbhabhishekam of the temple after extension activity was held in April 1979 before which the idol was being worshiped at a site opposite to the present site of the temple, within the CPWD Quarters compound. In fact, in the sanctum sanctorum, we see the idol of Valampuri Varasiddhi Vinayakar with Consort Siddhi held at his left. Over this idol, we see a small Ganesh Idol. This was the original idol that was being worshipped at the original site.

The Temple
Presiding Deity of the temple is Varasiddhi Vinayaka. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses the idol of Valampuri Varasiddhi Vinayakar along with his consort Siddhi on his left side. Another miniature idol of Ganesha that was originally worshipped is installed above the present main idol. Stucco images of 32 forms of Vinayaka can be seen in the Mahamandapam of the Temple.

There are also shrines of Krishna, Dakshinamoorthy, Murugan and Durga in the Temple premises. The temple has an auditorium at the back of the praharam located on the eastern side. Musical programs are conducted by the temple administration in the auditorium during the festival of Vinayaka Chathurthi. The auditorium is also rented out to other organizations for conducting musical and cultural programs.

Several special poojas are organised by the Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple attracting steams of pilgrims residing in the locality. Special days are also ascribed for specific poojas such as the Raghu Kala Pooja for Ambal are conducted on Tuesdays; Sahasranamam held on Fridays and Saturdays are reserved for special archana to Navagrahas. Besides these, Satyanarayana Pooja is conducted on full moon days, pooja is organized at Dakshinamurthy Sannathi on Pradosham days and special offerings are given at Balasubramanya Sannathi on kiruthigai days.
Pooja Timings
Pooja Details
Viswaroopa Darshanam
06.00 A.M
Manthra Pushpam and Archanas
08.30 A.M
Evening Manthra Pushpam
07.00 P.M
Varasiddhi Vinayagar Temple
E-96/A, 3rd Avenue
Besant Nagar, Chennai – 600 090
Phone: +91 44 2446 4062
The Temple is located at about 100 meters from Besant Nagar Bus Terminus, 1 Km from Besant Nagar Beach, 3 Kms from Indira Nagar Railway Station, 3.5 Kms from Thiruvanmiyur Railway Station, 7 Kms from Little Mount Metro Station, 14 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 14 Kms from Egmore Railway Station, 17 Kms from Koyambedu Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus and 16 Kms from Chennai Airport. Besant Nagar is well connected to all parts of Chennai by all means of Transport.



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